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Fogo de Chao, Inc. Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

DALLAS, April 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fogo de Chão, Inc. ("Fogo" or the "Company") today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The registration statement filed today represents Fogo's initial public filing pursuant to the provisions of the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Fogo has applied to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol "FOGO".

Jefferies LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers in the proposed offering. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Piper Jaffray & Co. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are also acting as book-running managers.

A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. Copies of the registration statement can be accessed through the Commission's website at www.sec.gov. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shoun) is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized for over 35 years in fire-roasting high-quality meats utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Fogo delivers a distinctive and authentic Brazilian dining experience through the combination of high-quality Brazilian cuisine and a differentiated service model known as espeto corrido (Portuguese for "continuous service") delivered by gaucho chefs. Fogo offers its guests a tasting menu of meats featuring up to 20 cuts, a gourmet Market Table with seasonal salads and fresh vegetables, seafood, desserts, signature cocktails and an award-winning wine list. The first Fogo de Chão opened in Brazil in 1979. The Company currently operates 26 restaurants in the United States and Puerto Rico and nine in Brazil.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Liz DiTrapano, ICR (646) 277-1226 liz.ditrapano@icrinc.comSource: Fogo de Chao